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bobynub
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Hi guys, I'm new in the forum but I read a lot of things here already, that was very helpful.
However I couldn't find anything regarding the Mean Well GST280A12-C6P compatibility with the R43SG, its amount of watt power would allow me to put a decent GPU without having to buy a flex psu, which is good for me because flex is usually super noisy.

The thing that seems problematic is that the recommended Dell power brick for R43SG have 8 pins, and the Mean Well only 6 pins, I'm not sure, is it still compatible with it? Or is there a way to make it compatible if not? Thank you guys, that would be a big helper if anyone knows something about that...

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Looking at the connector - it appears the Dell DA-2 has bottom 3 right pins as +12V and the Mean Well has the top 3 pins as +12V. You definitely need an adapter. I don't know if the remote and sense lines are only for the Dell power supply or if they are required for the R43SG.

Dell DA-2 Male
                   ---
          remote GND GND GND
             [_] \_/ \_/ [_]
             \_/ [_] [_] \_/
           sense 12V 12V 12V



Meanwell Male
                 ---
             12V 12V 12V
             \_/ [_] [_]
             [_] \_/ \_/ 
             GND GND GND

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bobynub
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@joevt, Thanks! Do you know how I could find such adapters, tried different sentences on google.

Found this however: https://j-hackcompany.com/?product=meanwell-6-to-8-pin-power-adapter

Do you think this could work? It is an adapter for Distro 400 

Also I found a model named 'GST280A48-C6P' that provides even more watts, it has 48V DC voltage, is it usable or should I stick to 12V DC? Thanks...

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You can create a male 4 pin cable, with 2x12V at the top, then GND below then plug it to R43SG CPU 4P female header. Then from your Meanwell PSU, create another cable for the 6/8 pin connection. That should do it.

The CPU 4P header is for powering up the R43SG board, since your Meanwell PSU is always on, R43SG will just wait for the PCIE signal once your laptop boots up.

 

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bobynub
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Thanks for the good suggestion, sadly I have no idea how to create cables. But if there is a tutorial, I could certainly take a look. To be honest, I feel like this is slightly out of my reach.

Would be good to know if that https://j-hackcompany.com/?product=meanwell-6-to-8-pin-power-adapter could work here. That could be a good solution maybe.

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@bobynub, I don't know if the Distro 400 uses Dell DA-2 type 8 pin power. You'll want to ask them for the pinout or wiring diagram to be sure.

@john_paul_bejerano, I think the 4P connector is only when you are using 24P ATX connector. The pictures at http://www.adt.link/product/R43SG.html show two setups:
A) 24P + 4P
B) Dell power connection by itself

Making your own cables requires a crimping tool made for the type of pins that attach to the wires that go into the connectors. I got my parts and tools from https://www.moddiy.com. Buy enough wires and pins to do some practice crimping.

 

 

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bobynub
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The answer to the website person on the cable, a very nice guy.
 
"I do not have one (regarding the wiring diagram), but the rows are reversed. Row 1 is connected to row 2 and vice versa."
 
"Concerning the DA-2 I can't confirm that it works. 
 
The issue is that housing for the DA-2 is non standard. While it is very similar to 8 pin mini fit Jr, the housing layout is custom to Dell. That is, the 5 sided and 4 sided plugs layout differs.
 
The MW 6 to 8 pin uses standard mini fit Jr housings. I recommend the GST220A12 or GST280A12 as a substitute for the da-2."
 
I think I'm out of luck, will dig into making my own cable, thanks for the website @joevt
 
 
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joevt
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@bobynub,

https://www.moddiy.com/pages/Power-Supply-Connectors-and-Pinouts.html

Dell-DA 2 is:
1) the opposite of the 8 Pin EPS or 4+4 Pin (don't use)
2) different from 8 pin PCIe (don't use)
3) part of the ATX 20 pin (make two cuts)
4) molex MiniFit Jr "5566-8SPFG" "45586-FG" (but I can't find a product page for this)

The Meanwell GST280A12-C6P is:
1) similar (but not the same as) PCIe 6 pin - it looks compatible.
2) same as SilverStone Strider Series PSU 6-Pin IDE/SATA Modular Connector
3) same as 6-Pin PSU Modular Power Female Connector w/ Pins - White

More info about the DA-2:
https://egpu.io/forums/psu-cables/akitio-thunder23-power-drawl-help/

 

 

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